Unravelled Dreams: Silk and the Atlantic World, 1500-1840 (Hardback)Ben Marsh (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 494
'A deeply researched, felicitously written, probingly analytical examination of bright promise and repeated failure. Marsh's expansive account of raw silk cultivation illuminates subjects from trade to technology, empire to environment, silks to slavery, enriching while complicating our understanding of early modern European and American textile, consumption, and economic histories.' Robert S. DuPlessis, author of The Material Atlantic
'Rarely has a history of 'failure' been so skilfully evoked. Ben Marsh explores the western imperial hopes for silk production in the colonial Atlantic world - the stuff of competing politics, regional ecologies and assorted adventures. His sharp analyses reveal vital new perspectives, set within globally entangled material histories.' Beverly Lemire, author of Global Trade and the Transformation of Consumer Cultures
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